Stories by Brian Upton

A Sea Otter swims on his back in the Monterey Bay with The Death & Life of the Monterey Bay Revisited by Brian Upton captioned
May 24, 2024

The Death & Life of Monterey Bay

It has been nearly 15 years since Stephen Palumbi and Carolyn Sotka published “The Death and Life of Monterey Bay,” in which the marine biologist vividly depicts the journey of one of the world’s most captivating marine ecosystems—our local front yard, Monterey Bay.

A cluster of monarch butterflies gather on a eucalyptus branch
October 12, 2023

A Safe Haven

The annual monarch butterfly migration to Natural Bridges means Fall has landed in Santa Cruz.